We help patients regain their ability to do everyday tasks following an illness or surgery.
Our occupational therapy team helps you to regain as much independence as possible and enhance your quality of life. They play a key role in helping you gain new or adapted skills to prepare you for leaving hospital.
Occupational therapists work closely with doctors, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dieticians, social workers and community services to support patients at home.
How to access our services
Your consultant will refer you during your stay in hospital.
We’ll assess you based on your individual needs, abilities and what you need to be able to do when you get home. This includes how your medical condition may have changed, your role and responsibilities at home and your home environment.
We also look at your ability to manage your own personal care, and make a meal/hot drink. You may need equipment to support your safety and increase your independence, for example a walking frame.
We may contact community services for further short or long-term care and support.
Who we treat
We see inpatients from orthopaedics, stroke and neurology and those who need short-term (acute) rehabilitation.
We also offer an outpatient service for burns and plastics, and rheumatology patients.
Find out more about who treat and how we treat you, depending on your condition below.